Reports on Protest & Resistance
Members of World Can't Wait Chicago joined impassioned groups and individuals from across the Midwest at the BP Refinery in Whiting, Indiana on May 15 to say no to fossil fuels. This was one of dozens of coordinated actions around the world (more here). After a rally that drew about 750 people, we joined a march and walked for over a mile past enormous oil tanks, railroad tracks used by trains transporting huge quantities of oil and tall smokestacks some emitting flames.
Thanks to the financial contributions by many of you who are reading this, the “Inside Drone Warfare” symposium was held at the University of Nevada/Las Vegas School of Law on March 30, 2016 - in the shadow of Creech AFB, the largest drone control and training center in the U.S.
World Can't Wait was among the courageous institutions that stood in solidarity with the NYU law students who, in the Spring of 2015, authored a Statement of No Confidence in Harold Koh due to his role as one of the key legal architects of the Obama Administration's targeted killing program.
Thanks to our friends at the Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation we've learned of Tuesday's rallies against the federal court ordering Apple to break the encryption on its I-Phones, citing one particular case of a phone linked by the FBI to the killings in San Bernadino.
Greetings, Dear Friends—
Joy swept through our cell block, Jamesville County Jail, Pod 4, Thursday, January 28.
That evening some of the fifty-nine women in our Pod rushed up and knocked on my cell door. They reported the six o’clock news had shown twelve drone resisters handcuffed, sitting on a roadside curb, waiting to be taken into custody.
DeWitt, NY, Jan 19 Following a 1/2 hour press conference, Mary Anne Grady Flores, a mother, grandmother and daughter, proprietor of a small Latino catering business, was sentenced to 6 months in jail, then handcuffed and taken from the courtroom to Jamesville Correctional Facility in East Syracuse.
Protesters across the U.S. and at U.S. embassies in London and Mexico City last week demanded the closure of the U.S. torture camp at Guantánamo Bay first set up by the Bush regime on January 11, 2002. The camp has operated seven years under Obama, as long as it did under Bush, though Obama promised in 2009 to close it within a year. Guantánamo forms part of a larger, global network of prisons set up by the United States after 9/11, an integral part of the limitless global “war on terror” necessary to spread the U.S. empire of capitalist-imperialist globalization exploiting billions worldwide.
Join CODEPINK, Veterans For Peace and other N. California activists: 5 Years of Persistent Resistance to Drone Killing at Beale AFB:
10 Anti-drone Activists Facing Trial and Welcome Supporters!
After 5 years of persistent protests at Beale AFB, opposing drone killing and global militarization, and many dozens of arrests over the years with very few trials, the U.S. military & gov't are now preparing to prosecute, as they grow weary of our continued resistance. Next week, 10 defendants will bring the illegal drone program to Sacramento courts again and welcome supporters!
Activists with World Can’t Wait were among the thousands who shut down North Michigan Avenue, the elite shopping district of Chicago, for more than four hours on “Black Friday,” November 27, rocking the street with our demands for “Justice for Laquan” and an end to police murders.
This year October 22, 23, and 24 were days of resistance against police murder, brutality and terror in New York City as family members of people killed by police traveled from around the country to speak the names of their loved ones and demand justice for all those murdered by police, and an end to this terror once and for all. World Can't Wait was proud to represent at the marches and by supporting the movement in advance by raising more than $8,000 to cover family travel expenses.